Saturday, July 6, 2013

IGWRT's Transforming Fridays with Hannah - Haunted Hearts "Enraptured"

(pondering Tulips)

Hopeless love I gaze upon
or is it sweet and fair?

Many moods you flaunt
like royalty at play

flash flirtatious sunshine smiles
and revealing taffeta-yellow gowns,

easily traded for purity, unfeigned,
slip on forgiveness, easily gained

your changing hues entrap
with white, or beauty bright

you sing my heart an opera
luxuriously indulgent,

whisper "take not love lightly".
Oh, sweet herald of springtime's breath,

for mystery unwavering,
such elegant enchantment

I seek to cast aside a winter-heart,
long to nestle, secure

in a nature gently generous -
whose flashing sidelong glances

blush seemingly just for me,
promise to tease not...

enraptured am I for
such a feast of passion rare.

Margaret Bednar, July 6, 2013

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Transforming Fridays with Hannah - "Haunted Hearts".  She gave us a feast for the eyes - Tulip fields of the Netherlands and a challenge to search our hearts for a Tulip's beauty...


TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful shots!

Mary said...

Tulips definitely do flaunt many moods, don't they? I love their diversity of moods. I love "You sing my heart an opera." Nicely composed, Margaret.

(Ha, as an aside, one of my dogs is named Tulip.)

Helen said...

... feast for the eyes .. photography and beautiful poetry.

Hannah said...

LI love the personification of this amazing flower, Margaret. You've capture in image and word the many layered gift of the tulip. Thank you so much for joining the challenge, Margaret!! :)

Ella said...

Feast for the soul! Wondrous photos capture your poem so well :D I love the layering effect~

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such sumptuous tulips, and words coloured with your rich vocabulary. A real treat!

Brian Miller said...

such beauty in tulips eh? i like that you make them playful and flirtaceous...singing an opera to you...smiles...lovely tulips in your words margaret...

Fireblossom said...

This has such a nice sound to it, Margaret. It needs to be read aloud!

Heaven said...

A lovely feast of words & pictures ~ Happy weekend dear ~

Anonymous said...

Margaret, I read this aloud and it was even better. Your alliteration had something to do with it, but the overall spirit of beauty was captured here. A pleasure! Amy

(PS We will never agree about the Guv, but that's OK, because we meet here on common ground to share what is mutual - art! Love...)

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful photos and your words are exquisite...

Peggy said...

Beautifully done and the photos are wonderful as well.

Ginnie said...

You can never go wrong with tulips, of course. :)